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5 Major Foot Problems You Should Know

by Jill Hunter Podiatry Paediatrics
Regular activities can create a number of foot problems. Let's discuss 5 major foot problems faced by many people in Perth.


Our feet involve a number of physical activities such as walking, jumping, running, climbing, etc. Frequent activities can create a number of problems. However, foot problems are very common and these problems can be easily diagnosed and treated by podiatry in Perth. In this article, we are going to share with you 5-foot problems. We further discuss how to treat them.

Athlete's Foot

Athlete's foot is one of the common skin fungal infections, generally appeared between our toes. This fungal infection can spread and it may cause pain, itching as well as discomfort. Some major signs and symptoms of this athlete's foot are itching, cracking, peeling, cracking, etc. The athlete's foot condition starts between 4th and 5th toes.

Hallux Valgus

Hallux Valgus is mainly known as a bunion. This is also a common type of foot abnormality that may cause a bump. It generally develops on the big toe joints. Hallux Valgus is mainly found in females. Wearing tight and narrow footwear are the main reason for this problem. Major symptoms of Hallux Valgus are tenderness, pain, bumps, etc.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the main cause of heel pain.  This is the plantar fascia (fibrous tissue) inflammation that can connect the human toes to heel bone. Chronic heel pain is mainly caused by plantar fasciitis. Treatments of this problem generally include general physiotherapy, stretching exercises, soft shoe insertion, pain relievers, etc.

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is one of the common injuries of Achilles tendon. This is also called heel tendonitis. This condition is mainly found in runners. Some major signs and symptoms of Achilles tendinitis are swelling, tenderness, heel stiffness, heel pain, etc.

Heel Spur

The heel spur is a common bony growth appearing around the human heel. This condition is mainly caused by poorly or improper fitted footwears, arthritis, muscle strain, high arches, obesity, diabetes, etc. Heel spur mainly occurs due to walking, running, jogging, etc.

How many conditions are treated by a podiatrist?

The above-mentioned problems can be easily diagnosed with podiatry. Experienced podiatrists can treat all types of foot problems like a tendon or muscular problems, neurological or circulatory disorders, etc. Apart from that, podiatrists can also deal with the followings:

Posterior Tendon Dysfunction

Stress fracture
Bunions
Chronic heel pain like heel Spurs & Plantar fasciitis
Shin pain like Shin splints
Nerve pain
Child's foot problems
Achilles tendonitis
Forefoot pain like Morton’s Neuroma, plantar plate tears, & Metatarsalgia
Ingrown toenails
Muscular imbalance, tightness & weakness
Mycosis nails & fungal nails
Fracture management
Plantar fasciitis

Wearing proper & soft shoes can reduce many foot problems. However, if you face any of these problems, never ignore it. Consult a good podiatrist near you. He or she will definitely prescribe the right medicine.

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About Jill Hunter Podiatry Innovator     Paediatrics

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